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History of Indian and Africana Philosophy

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Rank #155 in Philosophy category

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Philosophy
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Peter Adamson teams up with Jonardon Ganeri and Chike Jeffers to represent the philosophical traditions of India, Africa and the African diaspora. Website: www.historyofphilosophy.net.

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Peter Adamson teams up with Jonardon Ganeri and Chike Jeffers to represent the philosophical traditions of India, Africa and the African diaspora. Website: www.historyofphilosophy.net.

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Excellent introduction to Indian philosophy

By Gajakadosth - Jun 30 2016
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Wonderfully narrated, although subject matter can be a bit heavy and requires concentration.

Good insight

By Ganezt - Nov 21 2015
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Amazingly lucid! Good luck! Bharat mata ki Jai!!!

iTunes Ratings

128 Ratings
Average Ratings
97
13
6
7
5

Excellent introduction to Indian philosophy

By Gajakadosth - Jun 30 2016
Read more
Wonderfully narrated, although subject matter can be a bit heavy and requires concentration.

Good insight

By Ganezt - Nov 21 2015
Read more
Amazingly lucid! Good luck! Bharat mata ki Jai!!!

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History of Indian and Africana Philosophy

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Peter Adamson teams up with Jonardon Ganeri and Chike Jeffers to represent the philosophical traditions of India, Africa and the African diaspora. Website: www.historyofphilosophy.net.

HAP 29 - Out of Africa - Slavery and the Diaspora

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An introduction to Africana philosophical thought as it emerged from the modern experience of slavery and colonization by Europeans.

May 26 2019

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HPI 03 - Kingdom for a Horse - India in the Vedic Period

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The Vedic period sets the context of the Upanisads, Buddhism and Jainism.

Oct 18 2015

17mins

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HAP 01 - Something Old, Something New - Introducing Africana Philosophy

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Chike Jeffers and Peter Adamson kick off the new series by explaining the scope and meaning of "Africana philosophy".

Apr 01 2018

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HAP 02 - It’s Only Human - Philosophy in Prehistoric Africa

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Might philosophy be as old as humankind as we know it? We investigate the implications of findings concerning the origins of humankind in Africa.

Apr 15 2018

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HPI 04 - Hide and Seek – The Upanisads

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The ancient texts known as the Upanisads claim to expose the hidden connections between things, including the self and the world.

Nov 01 2015

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HAP 08 - Solomon, Socrates, and Other Sages - Early Ethiopian Philosophy

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Philosophy in Ethiopia, with translations of religious and philosophical texts into Ge’ez and a national epic called the Kebra Nagast.

Jul 08 2018

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HAP 20 - I Am Because We Are - Communalism in African Ethics and Politics

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Emphasis on the value of community as a major theme in African philosophy.

Jan 20 2019

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HPI 29 - Practice Makes Perfect - Patanjali’s Yoga-Sutra

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Yoga as presented by Patañjali offers a practical complement to the Sāṃkhya theory of the cosmos and the self.

Nov 13 2016

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HAP 30 - Dualist Personality - Anton Wilhelm Amo

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Anton Wilhelm Amo, brought to Germany from his native Ghana, defends a rigorous dualism of mind and body. Was this philosophy connected to his African origins?

Jun 09 2019

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HAP 11 - Teodros Kiros on Ethiopian Philosophy

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Teodros Kiros discusses the history of Ethiopian thought and how it has influenced his own work in political philosophy.

Sep 16 2018

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HAP 21 - The Doctor Will See You Now - Divination, Witchcraft, and Knowledge

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Special forms of knowledge and the explanation of misfortunes in African tradition.

Feb 03 2019

21mins

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HPI 47 - Jan Westerhoff on Nagarjuna

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A discussion with Jan Westerhoff, an expert on the great Buddhist thinker Nāgārjuna.

Jul 23 2017

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HAP 31 - Justin Smith on Amo and Race in Early Modern Philosophy

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Justin E.H. Smith joins us to discuss Anton Wilhelm Amo against the background of ideas about race in early modern philosophy, including Leibniz.

Jun 23 2019

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HAP 17 - Event Horizon - African Philosophy of Time

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John Mbiti’s influential and controversial claim that traditional Africans experience time as having “a long past, a present, and virtually no future.”

Dec 09 2018

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HAP 03 - Fertile Ground - Philosophy in Ancient Mesopotamia

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Do the cuneiform writings of Babylonian culture show that it had its own philosophy?

Apr 29 2018

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HPI 57 - Learn by Doing - Tantra

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Philosophy is put into practice in Kashmir Śaivite Tantra and Buddhist Tantra.

Jan 07 2018

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HPI 43 - We Beg to Differ - the Buddhists and Jains

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An introduction to philosophical developments in Buddhism and Jainism up to the time of Dignāga in the sixth century AD.

May 28 2017

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HPI 05 - Do it Yourself - Indra’s Search for the Self in the Upanisads

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The god Indra learns patience and something about the self in a famous passage from the Upanisads.

Nov 15 2015

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HPI 30 - Philipp Maas on Yoga

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A leading expert on the founding text of Yoga tells us why, when, and by whom it was written.

Nov 27 2016

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HPI 44 - It All Depends - Nagarjuna on Emptiness

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Nāgārjuna founds the Madhyāmaka (“middle way”) Buddhist tradition by “relinquishing all views” and arguing that everything is “empty.”

Jun 11 2017

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HAP 40 - American Africans - Early Black Institutions in the US

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Building black institutions in early American history, with Prince Hall and the Masons in Boston, and Richard Allen and the Methodists in Philadelphia.

Nov 24 2019

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HAP 39 - Doris Garraway on the Haitian Revolution

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An interview with Doris Garraway on the background, intellectual basis, and legacy of the Haitian Revolution.

Nov 10 2019

32mins

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HAP 38 - My Haitian Pen - Baron de Vastey

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The Baron de Vastey unveils the horror of colonialism as a system and defends the monarchy of King Christophe in the tense early years of Haiti’s independence.

Oct 27 2019

24mins

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HAP 37 - Liberty, Equality, Humanity - The Haitian Revolution

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In an age of revolutions and revolutionary ideas, the Haitian Revolution of 1791-1804 stands out as the most radical of them all.

Oct 13 2019

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HAP 36 - Sons of Africa - Quobna Ottobah Cugoano and Olaudah Equiano

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Quobna Ottobah Cugoano and Olaudah Equiano advance the goals of the abolitionist movement through a groundbreaking political treatise and an influential autobiography.

Sep 29 2019

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HAP 35 - Letters from the Heart - Ignatius Sancho and Benjamin Banneker

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Ignatius Sancho and Benjamin Banneker make their mark on the history of Africana thought through letters that reflect on the power of sentiment.

Sep 15 2019

28mins

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HAP 34 - New England Patriot - Lemuel Haynes

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Preacher and Revolutionary War soldier Lemuel Haynes argues that the principles of the American Revolution demand the abolition of slavery.

Sep 01 2019

26mins

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HAP 33 - Young, Gifted, and Black - Phillis Wheatley

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Phillis Wheatley astonishes colonial Americans with her exquisite and precocious poetry and reflects on the liberating power of the imagination.

Jul 21 2019

22mins

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HAP 32 - Talking Book - Early Africana Writing in English

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18th century black authors touch on philosophical themes in autobiographical narratives, poetry, and other literary genres.

Jul 07 2019

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HAP 31 - Justin Smith on Amo and Race in Early Modern Philosophy

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Justin E.H. Smith joins us to discuss Anton Wilhelm Amo against the background of ideas about race in early modern philosophy, including Leibniz.

Jun 23 2019

40mins

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HAP 30 - Dualist Personality - Anton Wilhelm Amo

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Anton Wilhelm Amo, brought to Germany from his native Ghana, defends a rigorous dualism of mind and body. Was this philosophy connected to his African origins?

Jun 09 2019

26mins

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HAP 29 - Out of Africa - Slavery and the Diaspora

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An introduction to Africana philosophical thought as it emerged from the modern experience of slavery and colonization by Europeans.

May 26 2019

28mins

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HAP 28 - Chike Jeffers on Precolonial African Philosophy

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Co-host Chike Jeffers and Peter chat about the themes and questions raised by the podcast so far.

May 12 2019

44mins

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HAP 27 - Beyond the Reaction - The Continuing Relevance of Precolonial Traditions

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As the twentieth century draws to a close, the critique of ethnophilosophy gives way to approaches that continue to privilege the study of precolonial traditions.

Apr 28 2019

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HAP 26 - Kai Kresse on the Anthropology of Philosophy

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An interview with Kai Kresse who discusses his efforts to do "anthropology of philosophy" on the Swahili Coast.

Apr 14 2019

31mins

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HAP 25 - Wise Guys - Sage Philosophy

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Henry Odera Oruka’s new method for exploring philosophy in Africa, based on interviews with wise individuals.

Mar 31 2019

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HAP 24 - Professionally Speaking - The Reaction Against Ethnophilosophy

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Paulin Hountondji and other African philosophers criticize ethnophilosophy and advocate a universalist approach.

Mar 17 2019

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HAP 23 - Nkiru Nzegwu on Gender in African Tradition

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An interview with Nkiru Nzegwu on matriarchy and gender fluidity in Africa.

Mar 03 2019

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HAP 22 - Women Have no Tribe - Gender in African Tradition

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What archeology and ethnography tell us about the diverse and often ambiguous roles of men and women in traditional African societies.

Feb 17 2019

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HAP 21 - The Doctor Will See You Now - Divination, Witchcraft, and Knowledge

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Special forms of knowledge and the explanation of misfortunes in African tradition.

Feb 03 2019

21mins

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